Preparing for and Passing the School Superintendent Test of Texas

Second Edition

Pauline M. Sampson, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin University

ISBN: 978-1-60595-216-1, ©2015, 136 pages, 6×9, Softcover

  • Text designed for educators training for the Texas school superintendency
  • Explains the standards students need to know and connects them to typical test questions
  • Practice questions and test-taking strategies included

Written by a well-known professor who has offered academic courses on the Texas superintendency test, this is a revision of a popular handbook designed to assist professionals in preparing for the state of Texas’ school superintendency exam. The book lists current standards examinees are required to know, explains what the standards mean and locates them in terms of practice questions and answers. Designed for superintendent courses and self-study, the new edition includes updated standards and longer and improved question sets.

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface

CHAPTER 1. Integrity, Fairness, and Ethics Start with the Superintendent

  • Introduction
  • Serve as an Advocate for All Children
  • Highest Standard of Conduct
  • Integrity in Decision-Making
  • Monitoring of the District’s Goals and Vision
  • Responsible and Fair Allocation of Resources
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 2. Stewardship of the Vision of Learning

  • Introduction
  • High Expectations
  • Shared Vision
  • Climate
  • Maintain Awareness of Emerging Issues
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Diversity Appreciation
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 3. Communications and Collaborations

  • Introduction
  • Importance of Public Education
  • Communication Plans
  • Partnerships
  • Communication Techniques
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 4. Board Relations and the Political Arena

  • Introduction
  • School Board Role
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Political System
  • State and Federal Requirements
  • School Board and Superintendents Working Relationship
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 5. Curriculum Planning and Development

  • Introduction
  • Curriculum Design and Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Technology
  • Extracurricular Programs
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 6. Student Learning and Staff Growth

  • Introduction
  • Motivational Theories
  • Classroom Management and Student Discipline
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Based on Data
  • Organizational Factors
  • Change Process
  • Responsiveness to Diverse Populations
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 7. Human Resources Leadership and Management

  • Introduction
  • Professional Development
  • Recruitment
  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Appraisal System
  • Retention
  • Employment Contracts
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 8. School Finance

  • Introduction
  • Budgeting
  • Auditing and Financial Recordkeeping
  • Funding Sources
  • Certification Requirements and Personnel Management
  • Time Management
  • Technology and Information Systems
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 9. Facilities Management

  • Introduction
  • Facility Planning
  • Physical Plant Operations and Maintenance Procedures
  • Safety and Crisis Planning
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Legal Regulations
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 10. Organizational Leadership and Management

  • Introduction
  • Group Processing Skills
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Change
  • Political System
  • Conclusion
  • Apply Knowledge
  • Sample Test Questions
  • Resources
  • Answers

CHAPTER 11. Strategies for Test Passing

  • Preparing for the Examination
  • Time
  • Strategies
  • Conclusion

Index
About the Author

ISBN: 978-1-60595-216-1, ©2015, 136 pages, 6×9, Softcover

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